ATP’s recruiting partner Compass Airlines has joined ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program as a sponsoring airline. The Tuition Reimbursement Program provides up to $11,000 be paid toward an ATP graduate’s and flight instructor’s flight training costs by Compass Airlines. The ATP graduate then agrees to fly for Compass when the pilot reaches 1500 hours of flight experience. Continue reading
Getting the Job
A very interesting survey of over 8,000 professionals by business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn was published recently and the professionals were asked as young people what they thought they wanted to be when they grew into adults. Continue reading
I read an article today that talked about the pilot shortage that is impacting the airline industry right now. The article points out that according to a report issued last year by the Regional Airline Association, the major airlines will need to replace 18,000 pilots within the next seven years when they reach the mandatory retirement age of 65. Continue reading
ATP hosted a recruiting event at our Mesa-Gateway Flight Training Center in Phoenix recently. The event featured the new relationship between Allegiant Air, Ameriflight and ATP. ATP and Ameriflight have been close recruiting partners for over a decade and ATP has placed 49 pilots with Ameriflight just since 2012. Recently, Allegiant Air signed on to the partnership with an agreement that pilots from Ameriflight will now “flow through” to Allegiant Air. Continue reading
In the middle of the worst shortage of pilots in the history of the airline industry, the regional airlines are trying to make improvements to starting pay and the working environment that will attract new talent to fly for their airlines.
Airline manufacturing giant Boeing updated the number of new pilots needed per year to keep up with airliner deliveries that are already on their delivery schedule. The number of new pilots needed has increased 4.7% over last year’s requirements in the midst of the deepest pilot shortage to hit the industry in the history of the airlines, and the demand is greatly outpacing the supply.
Pilots who have been trained by ATP are everywhere in the world of aviation, but they are most popular in the airline industry. Chris Patrick is a good example of an ATP Graduate set on a successful career track by making sure that he received the best flight training available. Chris has gone on to upgrade to Captain with his first airline, Air Wisconsin, and there is no doubt that he will achieve his career goals in short order. We would like to share more about Chris and his reply to some questions we asked him:
ATP Graduates are flying all around the world for both domestic and international carriers. These ATP trained pilots form one of the largest alumni groups in aviation and we stay in touch with each other on an ongoing basis. Gordon McKay is one such graduate, and Gordon has a great story to tell. We would like to share it with you.
Aircraft aren’t the only fast movers in the aviation industry today. With all the job prospects available for well-trained pilots now, it is the most exciting industry in the world to begin and pursue a career. You can begin flight training today and be flying a Boeing 787 across the Atlantic before you are through. That is fantastic news to veterans of the airline industry, and it is only one track that you can take once you have become a commercial pilot. Here are a few: